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senator roger wicker. tests indicate these letters contain the poison ricin. sadly when you're in the public eye, this stuff happens. that's why i never open my own email. this is a fast-moving story and there's still a lot we don't know. for instance, there's a senator roger wicker? there's only 100 of these folks and i never heard that name before. roger wicker does not sound plausible as a senator. sounds more like a patio furniture store. next thing you're telling me there's a congresswoman jennifer convertible. so, the point is we don't really know that much about this ricin situation, but in boston 48 hours after the horrific tragedy there has been a major breakthrough in the reporting of all the other things we don't know. >> investigators have identified a suspect. >> i was told by law enforcement official that this was a dark-skinned male. >> suspect has been arrested in the boston bombings. >> the suspect was a dark-skinned male. >> getting some conflicting reports about an arrest. >> there is no arrest. we knew we were close. apparently no suspect at hand or one a
that tried to get to senator roger wicker of mississippi. and we know in the case of senator wicker, this letter tested an initial positive, and one more reliable positive test at a lab that makes senate officials and law enforcement officials feel confident enough it is the deadly y poison ricin. so their also taking other precautions. i can tell you the reason i'm talking slowly is because i'm trying to listen to what's going on behind me. they made an announcement, i'm in the russell office building, and this is one of three that are related to the senate. they're making announcement that people should stay off the ground floor because there is a suspicious package, but we also just got that same exact one in the russell building. it's not unusual to get warnings of suspicious packages, it happens all the time, but given the heightened state of alert, officials saying they may not be related, it's not changing the way that people are doing things right now. they have not evacuated, but we'll let you know what they find once we get a update from them. >> we appreciate that, dana.
a second letter they have stopped. a suspicious letter similar to the letter sent to senator roger wicker of mississippi addressed to the president of the united states. that letter is now being investigated as well. at the same time we've heard of these evacuations and the freezes, if you will, from various senate office buildings. all of this happening in the aftermath of the boston marathon bombings. so nerves are frayed right now. everyone is on edge as the president of the united states gets ready to come to boston tomorrow to participate in an interfaith memorial service. let's go to the white house, brianna keilar is standing by. brianna, i assume the president, he's all set, he's coming to boston tomorrow for this memorial service. >> that is the expectation, wolf. there have been no changes to his schedule. he is here at the white house today where he's had some meetings and been briefed on the latest in the boston bombings where he's really trying to carry on with at least some of the plans that he had in place for this week sort of signaling that what happened in boston on mond
in medicare. then, roger wicker takes your question about the budget, gun- control, and the situation on the korean peninsula.
for mississippi senator roger wicker. it was sent to an office but accepted in an off site facility that they have in washington. off site mail facility. it will take, we're told, a few hours to confirm the substance but believe -- now we're being told just now that we can can confirm that it was, in fact, ricin. it has tested positive to be ricin. extremely poisonous. deadly substance sent to senator roger whitcher republican from mississippi. senators have just within this hour been briefed by administration officials. this is just again. this envelope tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. it was intercepted this afternoon at the u.s. capitol's off site mail facility in washington it was sent to roger wicker from mississippi's office. as they are coming. in this testing was at pa libertily sent-out letter was then sent to a lab we are just confirming in fact it was -- it was ricin. talking to me in my ear now on another breaking development. and that is that we have the new pictures with bill hemmer and this is a picture believed to be something they are looking at as a possible explosive
to an office for mississippi senator roger wicker. it was sent to an office but accepted in an off site facility that they have in washington. off site mail facility. it will take, we're told, a few hours to confirm the substance but believe -- now we're being told just now that we can can confirm that it was, in fact, ricin. it has tested positive to be ricin. extremely poisonous. deadly substance sent to senator roger whitcher republican from mississippi. senators have just within this hour been briefed by administration officials. this is just again. this envelope tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. it was intercepted this afternoon at the u.s. capitol's off site mail facility in washington it was sent to roger wicker from mississippi's office. as they are coming. in this testing was at pa libertily sent-out letter was then sent to a lab we are just confirming in fact it was -- it was ricin. talking to me in my ear now on another breaking development. and that is that we have the new pictures with bill hemmer and this is a picture believed to be something they are looking at
received word a little before the show that senator roger wicker's office received ricin in the mail. that is a poison, and that is a very surprising turn of events. everybody remembers after 9/11, we had all the possible poison sent to the different senators and to the members of the media so that pattern following again is very disturbing indeed. now i got a great panel for you guys today. i wish that it was under lighter news, but it is great you all here to discuss these issues. ben hank wits, of course everybody is a regular mark thomson joins us again michael hastings is here, we call him the notebook. jamie dewolf joins us from san francisco, as well, a former writer, film make irand great grandson of l. ron hubbard. if we had jamie and ben's grabbed father on the panel. >> that's a panel. cenk: his grandfather of course wrote "citizen kane." of course we don't know who sent the ricin. i don't want to pull a fox news, and say it's the immigrants. the ricin throws a curveball. what do you think? immediately people start speculating. he was the one who voted to stop the filibust
to senator roger wicker, republican of mississippi, has tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. now, this poisoned letter tested of sight before it went to the capitol, attorneys were apparently -- lawmakers were apparently never in any real danger. mr.ish officials in including fbi director and homeland security secretary have briefed senators behind closed doors tonight. and that letter -- this is just about where we are right now with what we know. a letter tested positive for poison that was sent to senator roger wicker, republican of mississippi. details, as we learn more we will be bringing it to you. stay with us. we're coming right back with the very latest. ♪73 lou: three dead, more than 170 wounded. nation grieving. and these three are playing a blame game. we introduce you to them in tonight's "chalk talk." terrorism in boston, more threats from p'yongyang, general jackie and joins us in just moments. ♪ at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whate
developing story we are monitoring. nbc news has confirmed a letter sent to senator roger wicker was intercepted and initially tested positive for the poison, ricen. pete williams will join us with the latest on this story. but first, while we may not know anything about who attacked the boston marathon yesterday or why, just over 24 hours after the explosion, there is a lot of new information tonight about the devices used in the attack. about to exekt from the investigati investigation. there were two explosive devices which exploded yesterday. no more along the route or city of boston. the devices appear to have consists of explosive and shrapnel put into pressure cookers. they have recovered black nylon bags at the sights of both devices. they are believed to have been used to transport the devices to the scene. what happens next is that every single fragment of bomb material recovered from those sites will be sent to an fbi land in quantico, virginia, where they can be analyzed by the fbi and atf experts and even checked for dna. investigators have launched a major push to s
. those letters addressed to president obama and mississippi republican senator roger wicker. we have learned the suspect is a man from tupelo, mississippi, a man with a long history of sending letters to lawmakers in washington. investigators say that early tests on those letters were positive. that mail never came close to the president or the senator for that matter. they set off alarms though in postal screening facilities away from the white house and away from chill. i want to start our coverage this hour now with mike emanuel who is live on capitol hill and there is a lot we can report now that we could not several hours ago. what do we have now. >> that's right, bill. we can tell you the man's name is kenneth curtis, he is from tupelo, mississippi. the arrest made we understand this evening unclear whether charges will be filed tonight or tomorrow and where they will be filed you better believe federal law enforcement and prosecutorial people talking about exactly how to proceed from this point. we know that these letters addressed to president obama and senator roger wicker,
senator roger wicker were positive for ricin. that's a deadly poison. 6,000 times more poisonous, they say, than many other items e% say preliminary tests can be wrong and they're waiting for final results. officials say they intercepted both letters before they got to the white house or the capitol building. mike emanuel is live on the hill there. there are some similarities between the two letters. what are they? >> well, bill, that's right. an fbi operations bulletin obtained by fox reveals similarities. both were postmarked memphis, tennessee on april the 8th. there was some identical wording. and the same signature imkc and i approve this message. at the white house we received this update. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president, that at an off site mail facility wases noticd to have contained a suspicious substance and tests were undertaken. the fbi has the lead in that investigation. >> important to note that both letters did not reach the white house or the capitol complex. they were flagged at offsite facilities, bill. mr. . >> bill: yeah, ricin can be a killer.
washington university on the internet. thanks for sponsoring this conversation. host: senator roger wicker, republican of mississippi, is our guest, next year it will talk about guns, immigration, the budget, and north korea. if later, looking at overlapping government programs. first, this news update from c- span radio. >> it's 8:33 a.m. eastern. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell still has not gotten over december posted fiscal cliff showdown and has signaled privately that he has no interest in sitting in the same room as majority leader harry reid to discuss a possible grand bargain on budget and tax issues. senate insiders tell "politico" the senator mitch mcconnell is fine with talking to president obama, but he does not want harry reid there when it happens. along with budget discussions, the senate will begin debate on gun control legislation this week. a proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers picked up some key republican support over the weekend. republican senator susan collins of maine issued a statement yesterday saying that she would vote for a proposal auth
roger wicker and the other was sent to president barack obama. they both can takened powdery substances. we're learning this from an fbi operations bulletin that went out we exclusively obtained. the it confirms both letters were sent from memphis, tennessee on april 8th. they contained the following message. to see iran and not expose it to become a silent partner to its continuance. both letters were signed, i am kc and i approved this message. the initial tests on the wicker letter were positive for ricin. we don't know what any test results were on the obama letter. both letters were intercepted before they reached their intended address, the u.s. capitol building and the white house. moments ago, senator minority leader mitch mcconnell says that means that security systems that have been put in place worked. >> i would like to recognize the postal and law enforcement officials for their excellent work in detecting and preventing this threat before it even reached the capitol. they proved the proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. >> reporter: and this fbi operations bu
, but in terms of the other letters that were sent to senators roger wicker and richard shelby, we think this is from the same sender, is that correct? the letter that went to the president? >> reporter: at this point in time, that seems to be the indication from investigators, but i want to be clear that this is still very early on in this investigation. remember, these letters just came to light yesterday, so they were really just sorting through all of this information right now. you are right, that is one of the questions that karney will get today at the briefing, what type of a link is there between these letters that have been sent. the fbi really taking the lead on these investigations, the secret service working in concert with the fbi and capitol hill police, but at this hour, it does appear they are livened. >> kristin, thank you, we'll bring you jay carney's remarks live when he takes the podium. michael, the first i want to ask is the anthrax letters that happened in the wake of 9/11, that was sort of unrelated -- that of course was unrelated to the 'tacks, but a way of stok
with a ricin letter, a suspicious letter sent to roger wicker, republican of mississippi. off site, they detected as a mail facility, a letter that contained a white granular s substance that in an initial test proved to be ricin. work on that continues. where i'm standing now, if you can hear overhead, there's sort of a muffle ed sound of police announcing they are clearing the area around richard shelby's office because of a suspicious package. now, that is a function of the world we live in now. there are often circumstances where bags are left and a place considered such a hey value target like the u.s. capitol, there are measures frequently taken. i don't want to be alarmist, i'm just telling you what's happening right now. they have not received alerts updating them on the ricin situation. they were told last night to alert offices in the capitol and in their home states about that and all mail to the u.s. senate has been put on hold while that investigation continues. we have enormous topics unfolding sim ul tan yously here with the expectation that the guns bill on manchin
, the home state of senator roger wicker. actually, his hometown, as well. he's one of the people who got one of the mailings. we know of two suspicious letters, a lot of confusion at the united states capitol today. a mail delivery to the capitol has been stopped, while authorities try to figure all of it out. of the suspicious letters that were field tested, and initially deemed positive, one was addressed to the white house. another, an earlier letter, as i said, addressed to senator wicker. these are only field tests, false-positives are known to occur. according to law enforcement authorities, anderson, both of the letters were detected at an off site facility. authorities say there was a message contained in the letters. that message said, "to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance." both letters we're told signed "i'm kc and i approve this message." the letters have been sent to labs for testing. there had been ricin false-positives in the past. anderson? >> joe, last night we were told one of the letters was addressed from memphis, tennessee, po
way to mississippi senator roger wickers office. security workers in one facility. both senate and house post offices have been closed down while they decontaminate has a -- as a precaution. >> service has been restored this evening today, a computer glitch forced the airline to go out -- ground flights across the country this, is sky 7 hd video of the planes stopped today. american flies 275,000 passengers per day. however, some passengers here in the bay area were mabel aibl to take inconvenience in stride because of the situation. >>ed kind of crazy. i'll get home. i probably just have a difference of getting everybody through that i can imagine is the problem. >> they've been fine. i don't think there is anything they can do. >> officials say grounding is not related to monday's boston bombings but delays can persist. >> hundreds turned out for a paramedic that was killed. his wife held on to a flag honoring his service. the mourners included family members and fellow paramedics, police officers and firefighters. he died after being shot in oakland april 7th. now, nick smit
letter sent to a us senator. the letter was for republican senator roger wicker of mississippi when it was intercepted by mail facility. and no word on individuals voted, but the latter is reminiscent of the anthrax laced letters sent to lawmakers after 9/11. >>> and some teenagers arrested in the murder of a paramedic. and a scary way that someone stopped lots of people or being able to call 911. and a new lawsuit that makes you wonder when parents will be held responsible for when they're teenagers are home alone and what they do. >> they're is a frost advisory in effect. watch out in the valleys, because in one spot we could have temperatures 35 or older. let's talk about when the 80's are coming back. i'll have that in the forecast in a few minutes. ,,,, wow, the track looks perfect. now we just need guests. yeah, so they can race! hey! kachow! bellissimo! guido! our tires are a-flying! whooooaaaaaa little tractors, dance! they're here! it is time! there's high-octane fun for everyone at cars land. only at disney california adventure park. in the murder of a san jose paramedic:
are locked up or are still free and san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 minutes. >> a u.s. senator roger wickers obtained poison and a lecher. senator wicker and his staff did not come into contact with the poison. officials do not believe this incident is related to the boston bombings. >> more 70 degree in marines even reaching the '80s by the weekend. we had a when the advisory earlier 22 mi. per hour and 25 mi. per hour. still bringing the spot degusted to high- pressure, and lands will continue as we lee into the weekend. 35 degrees and napa upper 30's for pleasanton and livermore 44 for center cisco. temperatures will be in all 70 and paula auto for east bay low seventies as well. 67 and sent to cisco and hayward just along the coast those temperatures are barely below 60 spot. an additional five degrees by thursday and by the weekend low 80s. you can catch the latest news, forecast and traffic conditions whenever it's convenient - on our 24/7 bay area news channel. you can watch live on kron4.com or on comcast channel 193. >> joe montana's younger son hopes to make it. >> pam: please and
safety aid. >> u-s senator roger wicker is targeted with a letter that tested positive with a potentially deadly poison. an envelope. tested positive for ricin. was addressed to the miss intercepted at an off- site screening center on capitol hill senator wicker and his staff is okay. he has been given a protective detail. ricin is a highly toxic substance. an amount the size of the head of a pin -- can kill an adult. >> more now on the boston marathon bombings. three people were killed. and nearly 200 were injured in the attack. doctors treating the victims say, they are growing increasingly optimistic that all of the injuried will survive. one of the three people killed has been identified as a chinese national and grad student at boston university. the other two are a 29 year old woman. and an eight year old boy. heart=rending images of pain and suffering from boston globe photographers. but this one may be even more painful. a schoolroom picture of eight year old martin richard, holding a sign saying "no more hurting people." martin was standing next to his father watching runners cro
the letter addressed to mississippi republican senator roger wicker contained ricin. thankfully the envelope never made it to the capitol. it was intercepted at an offsite screening facility created after the 2001 anthrax attacks there. the envelope was postmarked from memphis, tennessee, but had no return address. >>> it's decision day for new gun-control legislation in the senate, and there's a lot at stake. friendships and even careers. mark kelly told senators jeff flake may be a good friend to him and his wife, but if he doesn't support the gun-control package, the couple may use their political muscle to replace him. tracie, how might that play out there? >> reporter: well, it's not looking good for people who are backing this manchin/toomey amendment. remember, this is the compromise that democrat joe manchin and republican pat toomey came up with, expanding background checks to gun shows and internet sales, hoping to bring the two parties together. and, in fact, there are a handful of republicans, john mccain seems to be among them, who have decided to vote in favor of this. there ar
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senator roger wicker and postmarked in memphis. no indication anyone has been exposed to the poison. >> san francisco law requiring radiation warnings to cell phone customers could be overturned under a new deal. the board of supervisors will consider a proposal in the coming weeks ending the legal battles with the cell phone industry lobby over the 2010 law which has been on hold requiring phone her chants to warn users to keep devices away in their brain and reproduction organs. they would ensure that taxpayers don't pay the legal fees by dropping the law. >> for folks going to the exploritorium today, what is the weather going to be like? >> sunny. a lot sunshine. a little bit of a breeze because it is the embarcardero on the bay shoreline. other than, that it will be delightful. live doppler 7 hd showing dry conditions for your morning commute. we will talk about temperatures. we are running 45 in santa rosa, a cool spot. 49 in fremont, and san jose. everyone else is in the low-to-mid 50's until you get to antioch and san francisco, 57 degrees right new. here is a beautiful pict
to president owe bam. another -- president obama, another to mississippi senator roger wicker. both discovered, stopped and tested at a postal facility before they were delivered. >> i would underscore the mail sent here is screened and that these tests are undertaken at remote sites to mitigate the risks both to those recipients and to the general population. >> reporter: both postmarked april 8 sent out of memphis, says the f.b.i. one quote from the letter, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continue causes. a suspicious letter reported at the office of senator carl levin. it's under investigation. back here in d.c., even the tourists feel the added police presence at the capitol. >> you can feel it walking around. we're here to visit d.c. you can feel it walking around after boston. things are a little more tense. >> reporter: in the past hour, two more reports of other media of potential suspicious letters at u.s. senators' offices. jeff lake of arizona in their local hometown offices, not here in d.c. the capitol complex, the lockdown is over. it happene
to obama and another letter sent to roger wicker were both postmarked memphis, tennessee. additional tests are due in the next 48 hours to confirm the presence of the toxin. >> our washington correspondent is following this for us. any idea as to who might be behind this? >> oh -- we do not have a suspect yet, but there was a signature on the letters. the letters included the phrase "to see a wrong and not to expose it is to become to -- a silence -- is to become a silent partner to it." president obama said, "i am president obama and i approve this message." this is someone who wants to get attention. it is important to note that both are getting letters right now, republicans and democrats. that says to me this is someone who really hates government. the u.s. -- in the u.s., antigovernment extremists have a fascination with ricin in the past. you can easily buy manuals on how to produce ricin. >> from what you are hearing is there -- hearing, is there any indication that there might be a link between the ricin in these letters and the bombing in boston? >> not yet eerie -- not yet. >> th
roger wicker was also targeted this week. >>> chinese warships patrolled disputes islands wednesday as part of an exercise. the senkaku islands are controlled by japan but claimed by china and taiwan. china's state-run media say the ships are part of their navy fleets, including a missile destroyer and a missile frigate. the vessels entered the waters on tuesday night and stayed until just before dawn the next day, after conducting drills in the western pacific. they practiced inspecting and seizing suspicious vessels. a reporter from the state run news agency on board the dest y destroyer quoted a senior fleet officer as saying, the islands are an integral part of chinese territory. the officer also said it's perfectly legal and justifiable for the navy to navigate in the waters around the islands and that there is no cause for criticism. chinese media noted that april 17th is the anniversary of the signing of a treaty ending the sino-japanese war in 1895. china claims that japan stole the islands near the end of the war. >>> the flare-up of tension over the senkaku islands has co
to mississippi republican senator roger wicker, the second to president obama -- tested preliminarily for ricin. both were quarantined at a post office screening facility miles away in maryland. built after the anthrax attacks that killed five and injured 17 across the nation in 2001. >> the president -- i'm sure you will ask this. the president has, of course, been briefed on these letters. he was briefed last night and again this morning. >> reporter: the fbi said both were postmarked memphis, tennessee, on april 8. they used the same language. quote, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. a phrase often used by radical groups. both letters are signed, i am kc and i approve this message. a third letter went to democratic senator carl levin's office in saginaw, michigan. a staffer who opened the letter there has been hospitalized protectively until tests are done. haz-mat teams searched jeff flake's office in phoenix but found nothing suspicious. >> we have had situations where there have been ricin scares. until this date there's never been any prov
at the congressional office of republican senator richard shelby of alabama. and senator roger wicker was also targeted this week. >>> chinese warships patrolled disputes islands wednesday as part of an exercise. the senkaku islands are controlled by japan but claimed by china and taiwan. china's state-run media say the ships are part of their navy fleets, including a missile destroyer and a missile frigate. the vessels entered the waters on tuesday night and stayed until just before dawn the next day, after conducting drills in the western pacific. they practiced inspecting and seizing suspicious vessels. a reporter from the state run news agency on board the destroyer quoted a senior fleet officer as saying, the islands are an integral part of chinese territory. the officer also said it's perfectly legal and justifiable for the navy to navigate in the waters around the islands and that there is no cause for criticism. chinese media noted that april 17th is the anniversary of the signing of a treaty ending the sino-japanese war in 1895. china claims that japan stole the islands near the end of the war
senator roger wicker were intercepted at a mail processing facility after tests indicated the presence of the poison. the letters are undergoing additional testing. >> any time a suspicious powder is located in a mail facility, it is tested. and i would underscore that the mail is screened. the mail sent here is screened and these tests are undertaken at remote sites to mitigate the risk to both the recipients and to the general population. >> the fbi says results of the additional testing on the envelopes could be released later today. >>> president obama vowing to fight on after a gun control bill went down in defeat. the senate voted down a compromise to expand background checks and ban military style assault weapons. the president says the gun lobby lied about the bill and that senators from both parties caved to political pressure. >> all in all, this was a pretty shame p shameful day for washington. this effort is not over. i want to make it clear t to the american people, we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the american people don't gi
was detected before it reached mississippi senator roger wicker. but it's the president's speech last evening from the white house rose garden that's also generating interest today. using strong language, he lashed out at gun lobby groups for causing the failure of a senate vote to expand background checks. the president adds polls show roughly 90% of americans support better background checks. the nra calls the bill "misguided." investors are buying shares of a supermarket stock by the cartload. fairway market, a popular grocery chain, opened for trade on the nasdaq yesterday. even as the nasdaq dropped 60 points, the fairway ipo popped 33%. fairway shares priced in at $13 and closed at $17.35. the company is raising money to open new stores in new york, new jersey and connecticut. in our cover story, abbott labs did very well in the first quarter, much of it due to the pharmaceutical company's work in emerging markets. but, the portion of abbott that split off, called "abbvie" - not so well. layoffs are coming. first of all, there are now two abbotts. the company split in january. abbott la
obama and senator roger wicker. this move cummings just days after the letters were intercepted in mail sorting facilities for the white house, capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts has the details. >> reporter: richard what led them to mississippi, was the setting on not just two, but three letters wents too a mississippi judge, signing those letters to become a silent partner i am kevin curtis and i approve this message. that suspect called kevin curtis has been arrested in his home in tupelo, mississippi. the authorities were led there as a result of the investigation. three letters positive for the potentially dangerous and deadly substance ricin. wicker, president obama and the judge's all postmarked april 8th from memphis, according to authorities. what they don't know is why he did. there's little information, little evidence on what his motive could have been, what we do know, it's had a huge impact here on capitol hill. other offices including senator richard shelby checked after reports of suspicious packages. both here on capitol hill and back in local districts. nothing else foun
overnight, suspected of sending letters contaminated with poison to president obama and senator roger wicker. the move comes just days after the betters were intercepted in mail-sorting facilities. tracie potts is live with the details. >> reporter: authorities after an exhaustive investigation traced the letters to paul kevin curtis of tupelo, mississippi. he was arrested at his home in mississippi, as authorities try to figure out what the motive was here. three letters that tested positive for potentially dangerous ricin. the one sent to senator wicker never made it to capitol hill. it was intercepted. one sent to president obama was intercepted offsite. all of them postmarked april 8th. and all postmarked for memphis. what gave it away was the common signature. i am kevin curtis and i approve this message, at the end of the letters. the test on the first letter to wicker, had proved inconclusive. and the second one, as well. they're trying to figure out how potent this ricin was. and while it initially tested positive, the further tests by the fbi have been inconclusive. they ordered mor
in the last few hours. obama and senator roger wicker was sent letters containing what is thought to be ricin, a ighly toxic substance. he once ruled pakistan, but now pervez musharraf is a wanted man. he had been living in self-imposed exile in dubai and lone don't past few years and only returned to take part in elections. it seems that was a miscalculation. stephanie reports. >> push after ar had come to court -- musharraf had come to court, hoping his bail would be extended once more. instead he was forced to flee. the judge refused to listen. he's accused of treason relating to his decision to suspend the constitution and declare a state of emergency when he still ran the country in 2007. the week has gone from bad to worse for musharraf, who returned to pakistan last month in the hope of making a political comeback. on tuesday, a court in peshawar disqualified from running in the parliamentary elections in may. now he finds himself effectively on the run. lawyers at the islamabad high court want the former president as he went through court, crying out, "look who's running away." >> i e
the president and others. according to the affidavit the letters were sent to roger wicker, the president and the judge says maybe i have your attention now maybe if it means someone must die. his attorney says he is innocent. >>> the boston marathon bomb attack has led to extra security at sporting events across the country including here in the bay area. there will be heightened security at tonight's sharks game at ph pavilion, more officers on duty, fans may be patted down and checked with wands and bomb sniffing dogs used before the game. people we talked with said they welcome that added security. >> i think the response is warranted although i think that a lot of people are worried about the things going on. i think there should be height inned security but not a sense of fear. >> i think it is a good thing. i think the more they react to it the less likely somebody are willing to do things. >> fans are adviceed to show up early due to added security. >>> they are also getting ready for another huge event. we will bring you a report on the martial arts craze that will bring a lot of
courtroom charged with making threats against president obama, mississippi senator roger wicker, and a local county judge. curtis happens to be an elvis impersonator. senator wicker hired him a decade ago to work at an event. a lawyer for curtis said he was innocent. officials say none of this was related to the boston bombings this week. >>> still ahead for us on this thursday night, cars swallowed whole during a morning commute. flooding so bad the ground is giving way in some places. a lot of folks are in for a wild one ahead. later the warning today from the f.a.a. the reason for major flight delays starting this weekend at a lot of the best known airports across this country. >>> take a look at the national radar and look at the front cutting north to south and moving to the east. it's a huge weather system stretching from the mexican border all the way into canada, dumping torrents of rain, snow, hail, spawning tornadoes along the way. it's left a lot of damage behind. the chicago area particularly hard-hit. nbc's john yang is in lisle, about 25 miles outside of chicago. john, good eve
with those letters containing ricin that went to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker last week. curtis, an occasional elvis impersonator, had been arrested on charges of sending those letters, but investigators say the fbi found no evidence of ricin when they searched his home. he's been in jail since last week. today the fbi also searched a second mississippi location. the tupelo home of an man named j. everett duchky. he's an acquaintance and sometime adversary of curtis. he also says he's innocent. another incident, the defense intelligence agencies say alarms went off today at a mail facility at bolling air base here in washington indicating the possible presence of dangerous toxins. further tests found no specific package related to those alarms, so they're taking more samples. bottom line, the fbi clearly got the wrong man in the first case and whoever is sending these letters may still be out there. >> andrea mitchell with an update on that, thanks. >>> a package of budget cuts that was given the clunky name the sequester. it's as good an example as any of our broke
, senator roger wicker of mississippi and earlier to an 80-year-old mississippi judge. dutschke insists he is innocent. due -- developing news out of the nation's capital. the furloughed of air traffic controllers are over and full staffing is expected tomorrow. the federal aviation administration says it has spend ud all employee fur lows elm the move comes after the legislation that stopped the furloughs theft fur lows caused flight delays for thousands of travelers. >>> police in the eastern contra costa county city of pitburg are trying to find a suspected kidnapper who tried to abduct a two-year-old girl. this man is described as a white man, 30 years old, with blonde hair. yesterday's kidnapping happenedder in rain drop circle, near busy will low pass road in pittsburg. the girl was with her mother in the front yard of a home when the man picked the girl up and start running. he dropped her in some bushes about 50 feet away. she was traumatized but up hammer. >> sheriff were confronted by an angry mob in oakland this morning of a freeway chase interrupted a side show. the car chase b
and sent to president obama and roger wicker and earlier to an 80-year-old mississippi judge. he insists he is innocent. kha, were filed against someone else but eventually dropped. >>> still ahead the next step investigators will take to figure out how a plane part believed to be from a 9/11 attack got wedged between two buildings. >> also, which bay area music venue is named the second best in the nation. how a famous car stolen in l.a. two decades ago was recently tracked to the bay area. >> i'm leigh glaser. temperatures, 70s and low 80s. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] add a wireless receiver. call to get u-verse
with ricin to president obama and senator roger wicker. he was arrested last week and could face life in prison. a previous suspect had been taken into custody but was later released and cleared. >>> the owner of the bangladesh clothing factory that collapsed and killed hundreds of workers is facing charges of negligence after unsuccessfully trying to flee to india. officials say the building was illegally constructed. at least 380 were killed. rescuers are still searching for survivors but say there's little hope of finding any. >>> flight delays around the country should ease this week. staffing at the nation's air traffic control towers back to normal after congress voted to end sequester-imposed furloughs. >>> a search is under way for a man suspected of killing an 8-year-old girl in northern california. residents are being urged to stay indoors and keep their doors locked. >>> a spectacular explosion at mt. etna. amazing pictures here. it's the volcano's 13th eruption this year. active, kind of big underline on that one. >>> now to business and cnbc's kayla tausch. good morning t
to senator roger wicker was found yesterday, a processing facility in suburban maryland where congressional mail is tested before going to the capital. an employee noticed a white substance on the letter and hazmat team was seen pulling up to the building. initial field tests for ricin showed mixed results. no one at the facility became ill. >> when preliminary tests are done, secondary -- and i suppose tertiary tests are made because of the need for accuracy and to be sure about what the substances might be. >> reporter: in a bulletin obtained by the "associated press" the fbi says the letters to obama and senator wicker were postmarked memphis, tennessee, both letters say, quote, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. both are signed, i am kc and i approve this message. >> reporter: investigators are giving few details about the case but wicker's colleague, senator claire mccaskill, says police have a suspect. she told reporters, quote, the person that is a suspect writes a lot of letters to members. but as far as the connection to the boston bo
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senator roger wicker of mississippi. it was apparently an envelope. and the poison was detected at the u.s. capitol off-site mail facility in d.c. further testing on that envelope is under way right now. and senators are being briefed also right now on that situation. >>> well, today marks the 6th anniversary of another horrible act of violence. the massacre at virginia tech. people are remembering the victims murdered april 15th, 2007. that is when a gunman went on a killing rampage, killing 32 students and two teachers at the university. that gunman eventually tooks took his own life. the motive remains a mystery today. >>> a school officer, accused of placing a camera inside a rest room at a school. police say a student at glen burnie high school spotted the camera last month. after a thorough investigation, prosecutors decided no laws were violated, so the roof will not be -- officer will not be charged. they said the device was not used to transfer images. an administrative investigation is still ongoing. >>> sometime now for a look at the baltimore sun. more on the latest problems
to the president and mississippi senator roger wicker. both letters were signed i am kc, and i approve this message. later that day, the fbi arrested a man named paul kevin curtis at his home in corinth, mississippi. from the beginning, he wasn't a run of the mill suspect. he practices reflexology, runs a cleaning business, and is a professional celebrity impersonator specializing in elvis presley, one who performs under the stage name k.c. according to the mississippi paper "the clarion ledger" curtis has a three okay state of range and a seven-time world finalist in images of the king an impersonation contest in memphis. in fact k.c. is such a performer that senator roger wicker, recipient of one of the letters, hired him a decade ago to entertain at a party that he and his wife were hosting. of his performance, wicker said he was, quote, quite entertaining. after a week of investigation, the fbi said it could find no evident that k.c. was actually behind the plot. yesterday he was released from jail and charges were dropped. in a press conference that day, re reflected on his time in jail and in
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